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Focke Achgelis Fa 223

Helicopter




Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) Helicopter transport

Service Data

In Service: August 1940 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: August 1940
Manufacturer: Focke Achgelis
Number built: 11

Technical Data

Type: Helicopter transport

Crew: 4 men
Length: 12.25 m
Rotor diameter: 12 m
Disc area 226 m²
Height: 4.36 m
Empty: 3,180 kg
Loaded: 4,315 kg
Engine: 1 × Siemens Bramo 323D Fafnir 9 cylinder supercharged air cooled radial engine producing up to 1,000 hp
Maximum speed: 176 km/h
Range: 700 km
Service ceiling: 4,880 m
Armament:
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in nose
Bomb load up to 2 × 250 kg
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwafe
Variants:
Fa 223 A
Fa 223 B
Fa 223 C
Fa 223 D
Fa 223 E

Other: Helicopters
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History

The Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) was a four seat single engine transport helicopter

Gallery

Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) Helicopter transport picture 2
Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) Helicopter transport picture 3
Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) Helicopter transport picture 4
Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) Helicopter transport picture 5
Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) Helicopter transport picture 6
Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite) Helicopter transport picture 7

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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